Senior Sales Rep – Trade Decoration – Cape Town 76 views

Job Overview




  • Must be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate
  • A Sales qualification would be advantageous
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant practical sales experience gained within the Western
  • Cape
  • Exposure to the building trade and/or body corporate and/or commercial property environment would be advantageous


Competencies Required

  • Willingness to learn and adapt quickly to the building/paint industry
  • Must be able to quickly understand and develop a strong technical knowledge of industry practices and terminology
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships and network with a variety of industry stakeholders
  • Need to have the emotional intelligence to adapt and deal with different personality types whilst managing politics
  • Must be results driven and have a passion for sales
  • Must be a team player and willing to work together with colleagues and support staff
  • Honesty, integrity and punctuality is crucial for success
  • Ability to deal with customers at all levels. From boardroom to site
  • Financial understanding during business transactions
  • Computer literacy and proper working knowledge of MS Office computer packages to compile emails, technical specifications and quotes. Knowledge of MS Excel is vital
  • Ability to deal with a large workload whilst prioritising and scheduling without dropping the ball
  • High customer service standards with excellent negotiation skills
  • Must be innovative, pro-active and think outside the box in a fast developing and ever-changing market place
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Ability to manage stress levels whilst managing a challenging workload
  • Ability to stay motivated in a challenging and competitive environment


Duties & Responsibilities:


  • To increase the Company’s market share by strategically targeting industry stakeholders i.e. managing agents, Body corporates, Asset owners, Property Groups and networking with large redecoration contractors and 3rd Party Specifiers
  • Sales generated will be largely new business
  • Achievement of set sales targets
  • Attending to customer needs
  • Completion of a monthly call report which includes daily and weekly planning
  • New business development and maintenance thereof
  • Build good professional relationships with all industry stakeholders whilst managing complex industry politics
  • Compile professional paint specifications, read building plans, conduct quantity estimations and prepare quotations
  • Conduct site visits, quality control and compile related technical reports
  • Present corporate presentations, host professional site meetings, and body corporate/trustee meetings
  • Provide colour guidance and technical advice to customers


Apply for this job

Contact Us

Unit 3 Sunningdale Suites
12 Wild Wood Close
Cape Town
Send an email
+27 21 554 5309 / +27 21 200 6629